Hippurate and group B streptococcus
bossertm at televar.com
Sun May 19 01:43:16 EST 1996
It's saturday night and I can't sleep.
I'm going over my notes for medical microbiology, and I've noticed that
one of the tests for distinguishing group B from others is the test for
the presence of hippurate. I am loving it.
But, my courious mind asks, WHAT IS HIPPURATE? (that's not me screaming
at you, that's me screaming at me)
I have looked through my med micro book, my med micro lab book, my
micro book, my four biochem books, my cell bio book, my histology book,
and every other book I own except those dusty trig books and NO
I'm going to go postal!!
Now I know that I'll pass the test if I just cough up the name hippurate
when my prof asks what are the ways you can distinguish between strep
groups, but I'd like to know more, and it's saturday night, and
everything but this white screen is closed till monday, and I need to get
some sleep before monday, and it's not fair to my wife if I am dreaming
of hippurate instead of her.
Please have pitty :(
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